Manchester United legend Roy Keane has criticised Marcus Rashford and claimed he has ‘lost the eye of the tiger’.
Rashford, who has been linked with a move to Liverpool, failed to get off the bench during United’s 3-0 win over Brentford on Monday night. The forward has struggled with form throughout the campaign and has scored just five goals in 32 appearances across all competitions.
When questioned on whether Rashford had hit a ceiling at United and whether he could ever take them to the title by Jamie Carragher, Keane told Monday Night Football: “I think he’s lost the ‘eye of the tiger’ and is struggling to get it back. Wherever Man Utd want to go Marcus has been sort of left behind. He’s been left out again tonight and he must be sitting on the bench and saying ‘where has it all gone wrong for me’. He seems a bit short in confidence. We’ve seen the quality before but we’ve not seen it for a year or two but I think he’s taken his eye off the ball.”
Rashford made his debut in February 2016 aged 18 and has scored 93 goals in 303 appearances for United. However Keane believes he hasn’t matured as a player and is struggling to get his hunger back.
He said: “He has that experience and he’s played international football but he hasn’t looked like he’s matured well enough – he doesn’t mix his game up. We’ve seen a few games recently even at Liverpool, he’s played through the middle and he’s played like a child. It’s as if he’s not learnt about the game and he’s just drifting and lost the hunger.
“But he can get it back but when you do lose it it is sometimes hard to get it back. I think Rashford has lost that bit of hunger which is huge for a player and he is a talent but we’re not seeing it.”